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Un-Becoming Ailey: Constructing a Creative and Feminist Trans*masculinity

March 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

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One event on March 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Daniel B. Coleman ChavezThe Process Series presents Un-Becoming Ailey: Constructing a Creative and Feminist Trans*masculinity. The performance is a chosen submission from the LGBTQI Performance Commission, sponsored by the Provost’s Committee on Lesbian, gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Life

Un-Becoming Ailey is a six-month rigorous durational performance project. Working with his trained *black* dancing body, as a performance artist, Daniel B. Coleman Chávez will work through old body memories of injury and forcing left over from his dance career to begin a new phase of “movement.”

Archiving the process using photography, video and live performance, and poetry, he will transform his body through movement practices modeled after and inspired by male African American dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and explore the creation of spiritual, energetic, and health habits and practices that encourage whole-body wellness as a state of being rather than a physical goal to achieve. Among many questions asked by this work is how can re-defining masculinity in trans*ness be about generating physical spiritual proximity to black movement traditions?

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March 30, 2018
8:00 pm


Swain Studio 6
101 East Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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